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Inside Sydney: An Insider's View of the Changes & Politics in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, 1966-2013

Bruce Ballantine-Jones

Inside Sydney: An Insider's View of the Changes & Politics in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, 1966-2013

Bruce Ballantine-Jones

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"Inside Sydney is an insider's personal perspective on one of Australia's truly representative democracies, the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Every democracy has a political dimension and Canon Bruce Ballantine-Jones participated in that democracy at every level for half-a-century. Here are the mature reflections on his experience, an analysis of how the Diocese works and why it does not and cannot work. A lifelong lover and player of the political game, he must have been tempted, like professional politicians who write their memoirs, to engage in self-justification. But this account transcends that genre. It explains very complex machinery with exceptional clarity and never loses sight of its purpose: to support the proclamation of the gospel and to bring the people of Sydney to the new life in Christ which is the hallmark of his own life and ministry. It is essential reading for all who love the Diocese and also for those who do not love it, but need to understand it."
- Associate Professor Stuart Piggin, Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience, Macquarie University

"This is an important book that should be widely read and discussed among those with an interest in the Diocese of Sydney and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Inside Sydney is a substantial study of an important question: How should the considerable resources of the large and complex organisation known as the Anglican Diocese of Sydney be harnessed to serve the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ? It is not the last word on its subject, nor is it indisputable in its conclusions, but it does offer an 'insider's' account of events from 1966 to 2013, through which the author draws his conclusions, both critical and constructive. Those who know BBJ will not be surprised to find the book honest (at times frankly so), very well informed (the author was directly involved in much of this story), generous (where critical judgements are made there is also a warm recognition of positive qualities and contributions) and engaging. I highly recommend this book."
- Dr John Woodhouse, Former Principal Moore Theological College, Sydney

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"Inside Sydney is an insider's personal perspective on one of Australia's truly representative democracies, the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Every democracy has a political dimension and Canon Bruce Ballantine-Jones participated in that democracy at every level for half-a-century. Here are the mature reflections on his experience, an analysis of how the Diocese works and why it does not and cannot work. A lifelong lover and player of the political game, he must have been tempted, like professional politicians who write their memoirs, to engage in self-justification. But this account transcends that genre. It explains very complex machinery with exceptional clarity and never loses sight of its purpose: to support the proclamation of the gospel and to bring the people of Sydney to the new life in Christ which is the hallmark of his own life and ministry. It is essential reading for all who love the Diocese and also for those who do not love it, but need to understand it."
- Associate Professor Stuart Piggin, Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience, Macquarie University

"This is an important book that should be widely read and discussed among those with an interest in the Diocese of Sydney and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Inside Sydney is a substantial study of an important question: How should the considerable resources of the large and complex organisation known as the Anglican Diocese of Sydney be harnessed to serve the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ? It is not the last word on its subject, nor is it indisputable in its conclusions, but it does offer an 'insider's' account of events from 1966 to 2013, through which the author draws his conclusions, both critical and constructive. Those who know BBJ will not be surprised to find the book honest (at times frankly so), very well informed (the author was directly involved in much of this story), generous (where critical judgements are made there is also a warm recognition of positive qualities and contributions) and engaging. I highly recommend this book."
- Dr John Woodhouse, Former Principal Moore Theological College, Sydney
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  • Catalogue Code 479637
  • Product Code 9781925492101
  • ISBN 1925492109
  • EAN 9781925492101
  • Pages 299
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher The Wandering Bookseller
  • Publication Date Jan 2014
  • Sales Rank #92454
  • Weight 0.563kg

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